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Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is proud to announce the upcoming 2019 Friends Institute The Institute will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Genetti Hotel and Suites in Williamsport, PA.  This is the sixth Friends Institute and is an opportunity to network...

Two new libraries will begin staffing Chat with a Librarian! We’re pleased to announce that the Berks County Library System and Saint Francis University will soon be staffing Chat with a Librarian.  Saint Francis University, which already uses LibAnswers, is excited to be...

                This summer, the Bellwood-Antis Public Library is teaming up with Blair Senior Services to present Tai Chi classes for individuals age 60 and over. Response from the community has been extremely enthusiastic, and the library...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries in partnership with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is developing a state-wide version of the Institute for Museum and Library Services funded Future Ready with the Library (FRwtL) project. In Pennsylvania the program will...

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  The Bethlehem Area Public Library is hosting an exciting holiday fundraiser this year. We are partnering with Kindness is Magic Inc. to pay off student lunch debt and erase library fines. One in six children in Pennsylvania suffers from hunger and many of these same students...

FREE classes from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM): Analyzing News Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News Health Literacy Establishing a Health Information Literacy Partnership with a Local PublicLibrary Health and Nutrition Literacy:...

Access the article, Community Partners Enhance Programs (opens as a pdf), written by Lisa Rand, Youth Service Coordinator at the Boyertown Library.  It was first published in VOYA Magazine June 2018. ...

The College & Research Division presents ACRL Roadshow: Assessment in Action. When: August 17, 2018 Where: Arcadia University, Glenside, PA Description: In this day-long workshop on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities...

LIBRARIES’ LITERACY PROGRAMS MAKE POSITIVE IMPACTS ON CITIZENS, COMMUNITIES Some 50 libraries recognized in statewide program for achievements gained between April 1 and June 30, 2018   Mechanicsburg, PA (July 18, 2018) – The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) congratulates...

The Allegheny County Library Association, Libraries Without Borders, South Park Township Library and WQED Multimedia have collaborated to create an interactive library center inside a laundromat.  Read this Post Gazette article. ...